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with leaders across the country to get input on how to reduce gun violence. president barack obama will head a task force to prevent the kind of mass shooting that took the lives of 26 people in newtown connecticut. he wants to set up proposals for a task force in january. coming up at 4:42 we will go live in newtown connecticut and we will hear about a special tribute and how the gunman's mother spent her last days. >>> the state public utility commission will find out how they will pay to get hundreds. they are looking to get upgrades after the deadly explosion and fire. pg&e should have been maintaining those pipes and a judge agreed and asked to pay 50% of the costs and they must approve that idea. >>> a new audit of the parking system showed it held on to 3 $16,000 it should have refunded. state lawmakers should have given back over payments. they claim they did not know about the law and they will refunds $200 or more. drivers can apply for smaller refunds which most other cities refund smaller payments. let's go to sal with our first look at traffic. sal? >>> traffic is looking good a
. bay area airports have had days of delays because of rain here. >>> president barack obama arrives back in washington for high level cliff's. president barack obama cut short his christmas trip in hopes of negotiating a deal with republicans and the deal was to make tax cuts for the wealthy and raising taxes among the rich. the treasury announced they will resore to using a program to help sustain their money. they will look to borrowing where the government defaults on their debt. >>> former president bush remains alert talking with medical staff. former president bush was in the hospital since last monday for complications related to bronchitis. >> we are hoping the medicine and treatments can help him turn things around. >> the former president has a high fever and is now on a liquid only diet. his former florida governor and son have all been frequent visitors. >>> they came after 14 million vehicles came. they say the value of the cars fell sharply after the recalls. a judge must still approve the settlement. >>> how are things looking tara >> so far so good, let's take a live
they will be gone. >>> u.n. ambassador susan rice has a private meting with president obama this afternoon at the white house. day after she announced she is no longer in a running for secretary of state. she is withdrawing her name for consideration in order to avoid a lengthy disruptive conformation process. president obama says rice will remain a key member of his cabinet. >> her interest isn't in serving me but in serving the country. i could not be more prouder than her. she will be one of my top members. >> massachusetts senator john kerry is considered the front runner for secretary of state. kerry is known as a foreign policy expert. he is expected that he would face little opposition from his fellow senators. >>> president obama and house speaker john boehner had another face to face talk but no word on progress. the two met for an hour at the white house last night before boehner headed home to ohio for the weekend. the president says if nothing else congress should act before the end of the year to prevent tax rates from going up on middle class americans. they say they are read
. >>> time now 4:42. president obama continues to focus on the looming fiscal cliff. first the president will speak to and answer questions from members of the business round table an association of chief executive officers of leading u.s. companies. later in the day president obama will address a conference of native american tribal leaders. both groom groups say they are concerned about automatic tax increases and spending cuts that will kick in come january 1st if congress doesn't act. both republicans and democrats say -- with the wars in iraq and afghanistan ending, there is support for cutting back on military spending. but many lawmakers want to avoid the automatic across the board cuts and defense budget that will kick in january 1st if congress doesn't act. they would prefer to make strategic cuts. >>> nudist are planning a city against san francisco. against-- planning a protest against city hall. they had to cover half a dozen nudist. the board voted 6-5 for final approval of a ban on public nudity. >> there is no evidence anywhere in science or any kind of research any legiti
. >>> and house speaker john boehner discussed fiscal strategies with president barack obama in a phone call. this comes as another republican is ready to break ranges. he said he could support president barack obama's demand for an increase in tax rates as part of a comprehend sufficient plan -- comprehensive plan to cut the federal deficit. some are looking for ways to save faces a they give in. >>> and maintenance costs, used by state lawmakers, at least a douse member of the legislature had repairs on those vehicles and repairs were made before lawmakers used them for their personal use. in any case the costs were thousands of dollars. >> only state in the country finally ended this program and they saw some abuse and they saw voters did not like the program and that it was a perk they could give up. >> starting this year, lawmakers are not issued any cars anymore instead they are. >> paid a moulin rate -- mileage rate for using their own vehicles. >>> now here is a look at items where they recently confiscated them from the burglary ring. investigators have arrested two brothers and a w
for law enforcement who were able to get dozens of children safely out of the school. president obama read the names of the 20 children who were killed. he said he will do whatever possible to prevent shootings like this from happening again. >> i'm very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow nor can they heal your wounded hearts. i can only hope it helps for you to know that you're not alone in your grief. >> outside the school and around new town there are memorials, candles, and teddy bears left by people who have traveled miles to honor the victims. the deadly shooting is bringing worries for those in the bay area. tara moriarty is live with what officials are trying to keep your kids safe. >> reporter: security is weighing heavily on the minds on public and private schools. a california superintendent is expect -- isn't expecting a lot of discussion in the matter. now all 1100 school districts are being told to review their safety plans. many schools are considering putting new safety measures into place including cameras, guards, fences, and so some cases meta
taxes on households earning more than a million dollars. boehner says it's now up to president obama and democratic senate majority leader harry reed to work out a way to avoid the fiscal cliff. >>> chevron corporation is moving as many as 800 of its employees from the bay area to texas. chevron says it will remane based in here. most of the workers being moved are in technical positions. >>> 4:43 now. veteran sacramento police officer has been arrested on charges he sexually assaulted an elderly woman while off duty. gary baker is accused of assaulting a 76-year-old woman on three occasions. they made the arrest after reviewing surveillance video of the woman's home and recognizing baker as a suspect. baker worked as a police officer for 22 years. he was fired from the sacramento police department yesterday. >>> san francisco supervisors are expecting to take up a proposal next month. mayor ed lee and police chief greg suhr announced the first of its kind law. >> ammunition that has been designed especially by law enforcement for military use has no reason to be in our homes and on
obama will use it and they requested the meeting with the president. they want to urge with them on the solutions for the fiscal cliff. they will meet with white house speaker john boehner. in the meantime the white house is rejecting the latest proposal. house republicans send it to the white house yesterday their republicans plan does not increase tax rates which the white house insists must be included in any deal. >>> they are trying to make california public schools green. they will update the efficiency of public schools in california. it's being introduced by an assembly woman. the recent funding would come from proposition 39 and it comes from a fund. >>> police say 44-year-old john roady robbed the class sunday night. he took computers and other electronics. police recovered some of those during his arrest. he was on probation for burglary and now he faces new charges. >>> we have a car versus a dear at the paradise east bound. it is backed up and running, here is a look at the east shore freeway and mcarthur maze no dislace, traffic is flowing -- no delays, traffic is f
with president barack obama's plan to raise taxes on the healthiest of americans. >> i actually think it has merit where you go and give him the increase on the top 2% and all of a sudden the shift goes back to entitlementment. >> coming up, this morning, truckers who carry cargo to and from the port of oakland they say theory relieved that another strike is likely. more than 500 walked off the job last month and they have ratified a new contract. it includes 2013 cost of living raise and bonus contract. >>> and they are meeting in their search for a new police chive and police chief chris moore is retiring after less than two years on the job and they have a meeting at 6:30 at the south side onto ther road. >>> and officials say the lane closures are here for fee placing crashed curb advance, and i am happy to say, sale is back. it is not the same without you, buddy. >> we are already off to a busy start, we have that fire tara mentioned and there is a power line down in the sweeney hill area. we have a crew on the scene and you can see pg&e said a power line did come down and pg&e official
problems in washington d.c. house speaker john boehner has traded proposals with president barack obama but they are still far apart on how to avert the spending cuts set to go into affect next month. the negotiations can continue until the last minute. they told them not to make plans for the week after christmas. starting today, commercials should not be louder than the television shows you are watching. the calm act is making sure the ads are the same volume as the programs around them. the law wasco authored by anna tissue. and they are prompting the utilities commission to add a new area code to the area code zone. they are forcing some people to switch area codes or to a sign a new area code with two new numbers. they will think about it in january. >>> the man accused of killing sierra lemar is charged with 3 new crimes in san jose. 21-year-old antolin garcia- torres looked very different. his hair has grown out and antolin garcia-torres is accused of trying to kidnap three different women in 2009. he could enter pleased and has yet to enter a plea in the disappearance and killin
days away and there is no deal in sight. president barack obama is in hawaii for christmas, meanwhile house speaker house speaker john boehner is also on vacation. before vacation they each made one last pitch. >> we have a tax hike on middle- class americans... >> it would still be ready as far as the eye can see and it would hurt jobs. >> if we go over the fiscal cliff, most americans will see higher taxes and most will feel the sting of harsh budget cuts. >>> holiday vandals hit a church in orange county, what has police launching an investigation . >>> coming up, alex savage would be live with more on a police investigation and it turned into a much bigger situation. >>> police say it happened near a catholic church. was swastikas -- swastikas were found in front of a priest's house. a nay safety scene has been nativity scene has been found in the past. >>> snow in the west could make for a white christmas on the east coast. snow has fallen up to a few inches in other parts of new york state and it is creating headaches for holiday travelers. the region could get a few more inches
obama's approval rating. it's now at 57%. that's the highest rating since may of 2011 when navy seals killed osama bin laden in a raid. 42% of americans say the country son the right track and majority think it's likely president obama will improve the economy. >>> oakland airport food service workers are threatening to strike during one of the busiest times of the year. union members picketed at the port of oakland yesterday on behalf of nonunion workers who say they have been mistreated for trying to organize. one woman complained she was fired for complaining about working conditions. >> who is going to support me? i have to pay more rent. i have to pay my food. >> union members want airport contractor to address nonunion workers complaints. they also want a new contract and want both by december 17th or they may go on strike. >>> 4:34 right now. bart is giving military veterans a leg up. the board of directors approved a new hiring policy yesterday. it gives veterans a 5% chance over other perspective workers. veterans must have six months of active status and honorable discharge
president obama. but house speaker john boehner says it's not a series plan. >> i was flabbergasted. i looked at him and said you can't be serious. i just never seen anything like it. >> if they are going to force higher rates on virtually all americans because they are not allowing tax rates to go up rob 2% of americans that is something we will have to face. >>> attorneys for oscar grant's family -- grant was shot and killed by police officer johannes mehserle on new years day back in 2009 in two oakland civil rights attorneys will argue before the ninth circuit court of appeals in san francisco that bart police officers should not receive legal immunity. last year a federal judge ruled to let the suit go forward but the officers appealed that ruling to the ninth circuit court. >>> this is day seven of a strike by clerical workers. contract talks between the workers and shippers at the ports of los angeles and long beach have resumed. the walk out by the clerk has dramatically slowed activity at the ports. dock workers are refusing to cross the picket lines. >>> oak 4:36 now. much qu
obama is tapping vice president joe biden to lead a program to curb gun violence. the president will discuss the plan during a white house press conference today. >>> also just hours from now senator barbara boxer will introduce new legislation to increase security at school. you recall 20 children and six adults were killed last friday. the gunman also took his life. the new legislation would provide state and local officials with new resources to strengthen security on school campuses. >>> house democrats want to ban gun magazines. the bill would magazines containing more than ten rounds of ammunition and outlaw the transfer, possession, of high capacity mags going forward. the bill is getting support following the connecticut tragedy. >>> we have new information about what may have motivated the 20-year-old gunman in connecticut who also killed his mother before that shooting rampage. a long-time resident tells fox news that the gunman was very angry after learning that his mother was taking steps to have him committed to a psychiatric facility. meantime the fbi is trying to
. >>> president obama will meet with congressional leaders from both parties at the white house in a last ditch effort to avoid that fiscal cliff. the president returned early from his hawaii vacation. house speaker john boehner has called members of the house back to washington. >>> members of the northeast are still dealing with the aftermath because of a powerful storm. the deaths of more than a disease people in several states are now being blamed on that storm. >>> today state senator jerry hill will introduce a bill he hopes will cut the number of drunk drivers on the roads. he wants to acquire drunk driving offenders to install drunk driving equipment in their car after their second offense. more than a quarter of all drunk driving convictions are for repeat offenders. >>> the california highway patrol is out checking for people celebrating the new years holiday a little too much. they operated a dui check point last night and early this morning. they seldom make a drunk driving arrest at check points. state officials say nearly one- third of all fatal accidents are drunk driving related
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